Round one of the fight between Tesla and General Motors over the EV maker’s ability to sell cars in Indiana without a dealer network has gone to Elon Musk.
Indiana lawmakers essentially tabled a bill put forth by State Representative Kevin Mahan that would have required Tesla to establish franchised dealers. GM helped Mahan craft the bill.
However, a state Senate committee voted to send the bill to a “summer study” session, which put it on ice, allowing Tesla to carry on business as usual. (more…)